iPhone App Review by TheiPhoneAppReview.com
Sleep application, by koikoi.biz, is an app designed to help users drift off to sleep with greater ease. Sold for $0.99 through the iTunes store, Sleep application features peaceful sounds that are promised to do everything from increasing concentration while studying to improving “internal healing.”
Sleep application basically provides ambient white noise to help iOS users drift off to sleep more peacefully. This app can also be used to provide soothing sounds while studying, relaxing, or even focusing during workouts. However, Sleep application’s features extend beyond just providing soothing sounds at necessary times. Instead, this app also provides an alarm clock feature that works to detect body motion while a user is sleeping. This information, combined with an inputted desired “wake-up” time,” are used to determine when a user is in his/her lightest part of his/her sleep cycle. This way, users are not abruptly waken up out of deep sleep and can instead wake up feeling refreshed, relaxed, and not in the least bit overly startled. Other features of Sleep application include customizable sound times and the option to use it with or without headphones. One of the items that sets Sleep application apart from other similar apps is the sheer number of sound options featured in this app; users can choose everything from falling raindrops to peaceful music to the sound of “sea cats.”
Appearance and Layout:
This app provides iOS users with many sound options to choose from, but it does so in a completely logical manner. As such, the layout of Sleep application is extremely simple to navigate and can be done easily on the first try. Icons at the top of the screen direct users to the various features of Sleep application while tabs at the lower portion of the screen are used to navigate between different customizable sound set options. The background screen of this app simply features a charming little sleeping fellow, and these simplistic graphics meld perfectly with the simple (but practical) layout of the rest of the app.
Sleep application only costs $0.99 through the iTunes store, and this is certainly an affordable price. However, there are other free sleep-sound-focused apps in the store today, making it hard to justify recommending the purchase of Sleep application over the installation of any of these other free apps. At the same time, of course, users who are partial to the overall package of features offered through Sleep application will still find it worthwhile to install this app specifically (instead of other similar apps).
Sleep application iPhone app requires iOS 4.3 or later and is compatible with iPhone, iPod Touch, and iPad. This app is optimized for iPhone 5. A small expedite fee was paid to speed up the publication of this review.
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